Canada official: Staples resold hard drives with customer data

Galen Moore reports:

…. According to Canada’s privacy commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart, the breaches affected laptop computers and flash drives, and compromised sensitive information including Social Insurance Numbers, and health card and passport numbers; academic transcripts; banking information and tax records. An audit conducted by Stoddard’s office examined 149 data storage devices marked for resale, and found that fully one third of them had not been wiped clean of personal data.

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